Meghan Markle is a former American film and television actress who became a member of the British royal family upon her marriage to Prince Harry. Markle was born and raised in Los Angeles, California and is of mixed-race heritage. During her studies at Northwestern University, she began playing small roles in American television series and films. Her humanitarian work in the 2010s saw her represent international charity organizations. She has received recognition for her fashion and style releasing a line of clothing in 2016. She consequently retired from acting closed her social media accounts and started undertaking public engagements on behalf of the British royal family.

Birth Name

Rachel Meghan Markle

Nickname

Meghan

Profession

Actress

Nationality

American

Personal Life

Birthday / Date of Birth

Meghan Markle was born on 4 August 1981, in Los Angeles County, California, United States.

Age

She’s currently 37 years old.

Sun Sign

Leo

Ethnicity

Meghan has Dutch, Irish and African American ancestry.

Religion

Catholic

Education

Meghan received private education at the all-girl, Catholic college preparatory school  Immaculate Heart High School in Los Feliz, Los Angeles. Post that, she went to  Northwestern University from where she graduated in 2003 with a degree in communications.

Family Details

  • Father – Thomas W. Markle (Director of Photography)
  • Mother – Doria Markle (Social Welfare Employee, Yoga Therapist)
  • Siblings – Thomas Markle (Half Brother), Samantha Grant (Half Sister)

Manager

The Gersh Agency, Inc.

Marital Status

Married

Boyfriend / Spouse

Meghan Markle dated –

  • Trevor Engelson (2004-2013) – Meghan Markle started dating actor Trevor Engelson in 2004. They dated for around 6 years before Trevor popped his marriage proposal in 2010. They got married in September 2011 in an intimate wedding, which was attended by around 100 guests and was held in Ocho Rios, Jamaica. In May 2013, the couple separated and divorced in August 2013.
  • Rory McIlroy (2014) – The reports of Northern Irish professional golfer Rory McIlroy dating Meghan started appearing in tabloids in August 2014 after they were spotted dining together. At the same time, she was reported to be dating a Canadian chef.

  • Prince Harry (2016-Present) – In October 2016, Meghan was the subject of British tabloids after it was reported that she was seeing Prince Harry. They started seeing each other when Prince Harry toured Canada for the promotion of Invictus games in May 2016. On November 27, 2017, the couple’s engagement was revealed publicly. On May 19, 2018, she married Prince Harry and became the Duchess of Sussex. The couple welcomed a baby boy on May 6, 2019, named Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor.

Physical Statistics

Height

  • In feet – 5 feet 7 inches
  • In centimeters – 171 cm
  • In meters – 1.71 m

Weight

  • In Kilograms – 56 kg
  • In Pounds – 123.5 lbs

Body Measurements

  • Measurements – 37-25-34
  • Bust – 37 inches
  • Waist – 25 inches
  • Hip – 34 inches
  • Bra Size – 34C

Body Build

Slim

Body Shape

Voluptuous

Eye Color

Dark Brown

Hair Color

Dark Brown

Shoe Size

She wears a size 7 (US) shoe.

Dress Size

Her dress size is 8 (US).

Sexuality

Straight

Professional Statistics

Famous For

Portraying Rachel Zane on the TV drama Suits. Starring in sci-fi thriller Fringe as FBI agent Amy Jessup in 2009.

Film Debut

In 2005, she made her first appearance, acting in a small role in the film, A Lot like Love. She landed a lead role as Megan in the 2010 film, Remember Me.

Television Debut

Meghan was first seen in the long running medical drama series General Hospital, starring as Jill in 2002 in one episode.

Brand Endorsements

She has featured on several TV commercials like Jeep, Lexus, The More You Know, USA Characters Unite, Tostitos, among others.

Distinctive Features

  • Full Lips
  • Mole mark above her upper lip

Meghan Markle Favorites

  • Favorite Fast Food – Green Juice
  • Favorite Getaway – Como Shambhala in Bali
  • Favorite Dessert – Red Wine

Meghan Markle Net worth

Meghan has a net worth of $8 million dollars as of 2019 with much of her earnings dream from acting and endorsements. Her net worth is expected to skyrocket after she gets wedded with Royal Prince Harry.

Social Media Profiles

In January 2018, Meghan Markle deleted all of her social media accounts and thanked everyone who has followed her social media accounts over the years.

Some Lesser Known Facts About Meghan Markle

  • After her graduation, she worked as an intern at the US embassy in Buenos Aires, Argentina.
  • She worked as a freelance calligrapher to make her ends meet during her struggling days in acting.
  • Meghan Markle announced her retirement from acting post her engagement with Prince Harry.
  • In 2016, she was appointed as the Global Ambassador for World Vision Canada.
  • In November 2016, Markle and Canadian clothing company Reitmans released a line of women’s fashion workwear.
  • In 2016, She has also worked as an Advocate with the United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women.
  • Meghan served as editor-in-chief of her lifestyle website The Tig until she discontinued in April 2017.
  • Meghan is of close friends with Serena Williams, Jessica Mulroney, Priyanka Chopra and Mubina Rattonsey.
  • While studying at the Northwestern University, Meghan was a member of Kappa Kappa Gamma group.
  • During the early days of her acting career, she used to work as a freelance calligrapher to support herself financially.
  • In 2016, she was appointed as the Global Ambassador for World Vision Canada.
  • In September 2014, she made a presentation for the HeforShe gender equality campaign at UN headquarters.
  • Meghan’s acting talent was discovered at a party as her friend handed over a video of Meghan’s acting in college to a manager.
  • She has worked as a counselor with charity One Young World and spoke on gender equality at the annual event held for charity in Dublin in 2014.
  • In December 2014, she accompanied Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff on the USO tour to Afghanistan.
  • In 2016, she traveled to Rwanda to campaign for the Clean Water project.
  • She is a firm believer in the acupuncture and cupping techniques and believes it can cure serious health issues.
  • She used to run a lifestyle website, TheTig.com, which was focused on beauty, fashion, food, and travel.
  • After marrying Prince Harry, Meghan is now barred from certain things. There are certain rules which every Royal family member has to follow. Now, she cannot sign autographs, voting right is not there (she need to remain politically neutral), she can’t show off her bare legs publicly, acting career got ended, and of course, she can’t travel solo as there would be protection officers wherever she goes.
  • She is not on social media.
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